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Food Is A Feminist Issue | Care2 Causes

Food Is A Feminist Issue | Care2 Causes

Food is a feminist issue and access to healthy, local food can be an avenue for social justice and transformation. In many ways that’s not such a radical statement to make. Women make the majority of household food purchases and typically have more responsibility for food preparation then their male peers. Even with the boom in community share agriculture and home gardens, most “subsistence” farmers are women. On both a domestic and global scale most of the worlds hungry and undernourished are women and children. So yes, food is a feminist issue. That is why women’s groups need to become even more involved in lobbying for change in our national farm policy and advocate for a re-emerging food system that ensures safe, nutritious, fresh, local, organic and accessible food for everyone. This means availability at local grocers, tackling the problem of inner-city food deserts,...

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